Temperatures could hit as high as 98 degrees Tuesday with the heat index reaching 108 degrees, but those temperatures aren’t expected to last long. The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for the Kansas City area. It begins at noon and lasts until 7 p.m. Tuesday evening.
National Weather Service Meteorologist Ryan Cutter in Pleasant Hill, Mo. says a cold front will break the heat this evening and could bring thunderstorms.
The Great Flood of 1993 absolutely battered the Midwest between April and October, with the peak occurring in July here in Kansas City. Over 50 people lost their lives in incidence connected to the flooding over the summer of 1993.
Host Monrone Dodd talks with KCUR reporter Laura Ziegler, John Grothaus, Chief of Planning and Formulation for the Army Corps of Engineers; and Kenneth Kieser, author of Missouri's Great Flood of '93.
Last month, as we all know, a series of tornadoes devastated areas around Oklahoma City, with dozens killed and hundreds injured over several days of storms.
Among the casualties were three men who were well known in the meteorological community and, indeed, to television audiences: Storm chasers Tim Samaras, his son Paul Samaras and Carl Young were doing interviews and sending back footage the day of the EF-3 El Reno storm that changed direction on them and killed them.
In light of these tragic events we wonder, just what is a storm chaser anyway?
Update 8:33 p.m. Spring Storms Move East Out Of Metro:
The spring storm system that rolled through the Kansas City area Sunday evening brought heavy rain and high winds, but had dissipated enough to spare the region from the large hail and tornado-producing conditions that racked parts of Kansas and Oklahoma.
With snow melting and refreezing now might be the time of year when your experiencing some of the more unpleasant and wet sides of home ownership. Donald Jonas joins us to help navigate what to do when we find leaks, and how to prevent them.
Central Standard brings a live update from those working on the front lines of the second major snow storm to hit the mid-west in under a week. Guests include Andy Bailey from the National Weather Service, Steve Porter from the Missouri Department of Transportation, Sean Demory from the Public Works Department of Kansas City Missouri and Captain Steve Young of the KCPD.
"Snowpocalypse 2" brought upwards of a foot of snow to some parts of the Kansas City metropolitan area. The storm shut down schools and businesses, and knocked out power to tens of thousands of residents.
The recent run of severe weather has resulted in extensive power outages and downed power lines throughout Kansas City, Mo. Tens of thousands throughout the metro are without power.
Because of the higher temps this storm (~ 33 degrees), the snow is very moist and heavy, resulting in accumulation on trees and power lines. This accumulation is causing trees and power lines to sag and is a greater risk of downed power lines.
KCP&L has called in additional personnel and are progressing through restoration.